How to Choose the Right Paint Sheen or Finish
HIGH GLOSS FINISH
Surface: Cabinets, doors and window trim where surfaces can take a lot of abuse.
Finish: Glossier paints reflect like and imperfections. Spend more time sanding and prepping to get the surface smooth.
Rooms: Family room, hallway, foyer or kids’ rooms
Surface: High traffic surfaces that you want to have easy-to-clean, scrub-able walls.
Finish: Not shiny, high durability with a lower luster.
Rooms: Dining room, guest bedroom, living room
Surface: Lower traffic surfaces.
Finish: More luster than Flat or Matte paint finishes
Rooms: Areas that get only the occasional dings and scuffs.
FLAT & MATTE
Surfaces: Best for ceilings because it hides imperfections by not reflecting any light.
Finish: More pigment in the paint so you can cover a surface in one coat and hide more flaws.
Melissa Woods took inspiration from the 2023 Design Trend "Bohemian Bazaar" to create this colorful mural. Using bright, bohemian colors, FrogTape® and a few paint rollers, Melissa, from Welcome to the Woods, made an amazing feature for a bedroom.
Garage Accent Wall Using FrogTape®
Christin Cieslarski took inspiration from the 2023 Design Trend "Redrock Renewal" to create this unique design for an accent wall. Christin, from My Homier Home, decided to add an accent wall to her garage with a peaceful color palette as a reminder of the joy and natural beauty that can be created with the right tools, mindset and inspiration.
Geometric Wall Mural
Sara Davis took inspiration from the 2023 Design Trend "Midtown Modern" to refresh her home with a unique accent wall. Sara, from Sincerely, Sara D., painted the base coat in a high-gloss finish and created a design using FrogTape®. After painting over the wall with matte finish paint and removing the tape, Sara was left with a unique and gorgeous accent wall.
DIY Concrete Planters
Ursula Carmona took inspiration from the 2023 Design Trend "Nordic Nature" to craft these beautiful, modern DIY concrete planters. Ursula, from Home Made by Carmona, embraced the simple beauty of raw materials to create these modern pieces. They are easy to make in an afternoon, and can grace your vignette, coffee table or outdoor living areas with simple Scandinavian nature-inspired style.